Yahoo may be retarded!
In the great british tradition of banning icecream covers and Piglet drawings that offend muslim sensibilities, Yahoo mail in the UK may be banning any handle that has the word allah in it. Yahoo! is banning the use of allah in email names - even if the letters are included within another name.
This was uncovered by Reg reader Ed Callahan whose mother Linda Callahan was trying to sign up for a Verizon email address. She could not get it to accept her surname.
Enquiries to Verizon revealed that a partnership with Yahoo! was to blame. Yahoo! will not accept any identies which include the letters "allah".
Nor will Yahoo! accept yahoo, osama or binladen. But it will accept god, messiah, jesus, jehova, buddah, satan and both priest and pedophile.So Jesus and pedophile are cool, Allah and Binladen are not? A spokesman for Yahoo! UK said: "This sounds like a glitch. But we will get back to Ed and Lindy Callahan with a full answer as soon as possible." Let's hope it's a glitch. Otherwise this could be the final proof that british now means retarded! PS: Thanks to Suzanne, this story may be true. Here is a list of the banned words:
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